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A do not buy symbol marked with a large X

Whether protesting your university's pro-war investments or horrific conditions of workers in sweat shops sewing brand name clothes, a boycott is an effective way to send a message. It hits big business and local capitalist oppressors alike right where it hurts - the wallet. This guide will go over


What's a boycott?

Who can do it?

How to organize


What is it?


| January 20, 2012

Defending communities means standing up to corporate bullies

Photo: Rishabh Mishra/Flickr
We can help counter Caterpillar's corporate bullying by joining CAW picket lines and demanding that Canadian politicians hold the corporation accountable.

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| December 23, 2011
| December 22, 2011

Understanding power for workers

union jobs mean a better community

Union organizers don't have an easy task ahead of them. Workplace politics, stress and anti-union sentiments can take their toll. It's important for organizers to recognize how fear and power can be used to undermine their cause. This workshop outlines how to empower workers and create a safe place where they can conqueor their fears. 

The workshop from Organizing for Power details:

Exercises so workers can recognize how workplace hierarchies can create fear

Identify and confront their fears through discussion


| November 18, 2011
| November 16, 2011

Lisa Raitt's three principles of labour law

Posted below is a slightly longer version of my column in today's Globe and Mail regarding the Harper government's highly creative approach to making up labour law on the run.


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| October 3, 2011
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